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Fluid Power Industry Leaders Set to Gather for Industry and Economic Outlook Conference
A record-breaking number of National Fluid Power Association member companies, invited guests and fluid power-related industry professionals will converge on Schaumburg, IL for the 2011 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC).
The Conference is a great opportunity for NFPA members and non-members alike to connect—providing one of the best opportunities for education and networking. This year’s conference is augmented with an opportunity for industry to interact with engineering students—the workforce of tomorrow. According to NFPA executive director, Eric Lanke, “This conference once again brings together the entire fluid power supply chain. The impact of what’s happening in today’s economy is sure to be the talk of the conference.”
The 2011 Conference highlights include:
Global Economic-An American Perspective, Alan Beaulieu, Institute for Trend Research (ITR)
Global Economics-A European Perspective, John Walker, Oxford Economics
• Market Forecasts
Steel and Metals Industry Outlook, Robert DiCianni, ArcelorMittal USA
Heavy Truck Market Forecast, Eric Starks, FTR Associates
Construction Machinery Forecast, David Phillips, Off-Highway Research
Agriculture Machinery Forecast, Vincent Malanga, LaSalle Economics
Industrial Markets Overview, Dan Meckstroth, MAPI, Inc.
Material Handling & Metalworking Machinery Forecast, Ken Kramer, Global Insight
Oil & Gas Industry Outlook, Ruchir Kadakia, CERA
Fluid Power Customer Markets Overview, Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants, Inc.
Fluid Power Industry Forecast, Jim Meil, Eaton Corporation
NEW this year:
• Supply Chain Strategies Networking Breakfast – The breakfast on the second day will be reserved for table discussions on issues related to supply chain strategies.
• Special Wednesday Lunch Presentation – Future Customer Needs & Technology Trends in the Construction Industry, Brian Rauch, John Deere.
Don’t Miss the Economic Event of 2011! Join NFPA member companies and others in the fluid power industry at the intersection of marketing and strategy for the 2011 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference. To register or learn more about the conference, go to http://www.nfpa.com/
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NFPA provides a forum for the fluid power industry’s channel partners—manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers and educators.